Nikisi Bakongo Fetish Figure


Product sku AFR61131


Original Nikiso Bakongo power fetish figure from Democratic Republic of Congo. Traditional mirrors, encrusted seeds, handmade old nails with glass eyes. Standing on a wood turtle, this Nkisi is conceived as a power emanating from the unseen world of the dead, an omniscient force which is otherwise inaccessible to human perception. What is attached to the wood figure is determined by the powers to be associated with it. The Nkisi could be empowered to be a figure of ill-omen or of benevolence which protected against sickness or dangerous spirits.

Length 6 in
Depth 6 in
Height 11 in

Quantity 1 in stock

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